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Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])

  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Dosanseowon Confucian Academy [UNESCO World Heritage] (도산서원 [유네스코 세계문화유산])
  • Address 154, Dosanseowon-gil, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do
    경상북도 안동시 도산면 도산서원길 154
  • Type Monuments/ Historical Sites
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  • Homepage www.dosanseowon.com
  • Information
    Introduction
    In terms of architecture, Dosanseowon Confucian Academy complex can largely be divided into Dosanseodang compound and Dosanseowon compound. Dosanseodang area consists of living quarters and lecture halls where Toegye Yi Hwang, an eminent Confucian scholar, lived and taught his students. Dosanseowon was built after Toegye Yi Hwang passed away by his followers in legacy of his teachings as well as to pay respects to the deceased.

    Built in 1561, Dosanseodang lecture hall is the oldest building in the whole complex. It was personally designed by Yi Hwang, penname Toegye, to further his studies while educating future scholars after moving to the countryside. Living quarters used as a student dormitory were also built along with the lecture hall.

    Dosanseowon compound was completed in 1576, six years after Yi Hwang's death. Yi Hwang's ancestral tablet was enshrined inside Sangdeoksa Shrine (Treasure No. 211) in 1572. Two years later, Jeongyodang Lecture Hall (Treasure No. 210) was built to relocate the tablet and with the addition of buildings to the hall's east and west, the area became a seowon. In 1575, the establishment was bestowed a royal charter and a plaque with the name Dosanseowon written by Han Seok-bong, and became the Confucian academy headquarters in the Yeongnam region.

    Current Status
    UNESCO World Heritage (Designated on July 7, 2019)
    Historic Site No. 170 (Designated on May 28, 1969)
    [Sangdeoksa Shrine and Main Gate of Dosanseowon Confucian Academy] Treasure No. 211 (Designated on January 21, 1963)
    [Jeongyodang Lecture Hall of Dosanseowon Confucian Academy] Treasure No. 210 (Designated on January 21, 1963)

    Closed
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    Activity Information
    Hyangsarye Ritual - February & August

    Operating Hours
    Summer 09:00-18:00
    Winter 09:00-17:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Individuals – Adults 1,500 won / Teenagers 700 won / Children 600 won
    Groups – Adults 1,300 won / Teenagers 600 won / Children 500 won

    * Groups - 30 people or more
    * Adults (ages 20 and older)

    Restrooms
    Available

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Available in English (advance inquiry required)

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